Couple Converts Van into Home for Simple Nomadic Living

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About two years ago, Canadian couple Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives were stuck in the proverbial rat race, working long hours to make ends meet and be able to support their traditional lifestyle. At one point they asked themselves why they’re doing it though, and their answer involved selling their house, converting a van into a home, and using it to explore the US and Canada in their new house. (more…)

By |June 25th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments

Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris

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A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.

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By |June 23rd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs

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The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.

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By |June 22nd, 2015|Prefab|2 Comments

Luxurious and Sustainable Hotel

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Sandibe Okavango is an eco-hotel, which was recently constructed on a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability.

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By |June 19th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home

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A team of students at the REALM Charter High School in Berkeley, CA built a solar-powered tiny house as a school project. The home doesn’t have a name and measures only 100 square feet (9.2 sq m). It also represents an excellent example of the type of project more schools should be engaging in. (more…)

By |June 18th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Off-Grid Micro Shelter

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The firm Nice Architects of Bratislava, Slovakia is currently in the process of building a very interesting micro shelter. They are calling it the Ecocapsule, and, once completed, it will operate off-the-grid, boasting a lot of sustainable and green technologies. The company hopes to start selling these eco-friendly pods by the end of this year.

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By |June 5th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments